Laura thought it was a fun, kicky wine good for easy going evenings on the patio. Jim and Judi thought the name suited it to a "t" and liked the bright red fruit and body. Kim called it spicy and very nice and Brian called it a heavy duty wine, "subtly sexy."
Kim called it a big, bold California style wine and enjoyed the blend. It sells for $38. Last up was Bel Vino's 2011 Zinfandel. Tony said it was like a spicy Tootsie Roll. "Yum!" Brain said "I like this. It's soft and coats the tongue with a velvety dark fruit. The Barry Manilow of wine."
When I was invited to join seven other writers for an evening of food and wine at the Dudleys' home, I jumped at the opportunity. I had met Chef Max Manrique several times at Dudley's and had heard stories about his prowess in the kitchen that induced spontaneous drooling on my part.